BBQ4Vets Code of Conduct
A TEXAS NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
Texas Secretary of State file # 803281941 approved 4/3/2019
FEDERAL EIN: 83-4043801 issued 3/20/2019
Code of Conduct
The Board of Directors of BBQ4Vets, a Texas non-profit Corporation and a designated 501.c.3 organization under the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986, and whose activities are strictly for charitable purposes as defined under Section 501.c.3, hereby adopts the following Code of Conduct policy:
Each Board Member, Corporation employee and Chapter Licensee entity is subject to the following Code of Conduct in the execution of their duties to further transparency, assure Donors and Sponsors of the Corporation’s commitment and adherence to integrity in their practices, and to provide a framework for ethical standards regarding their actions.
Act with civility at all-times and respect, in any and all communication related to Corporation matters.
Demonstrate and model mutual respect among and between each other, members, staff and Chapter Affiliates
Strive at all-times to serve the best interests of the Corporation regardless of individual personal interests.
Support Board decisions and Board agreements, even if the Board member was in the minority regarding actions that may not have obtained unanimous consent. Should new and relevant information become available that may bear on the original decision, the member will work respectfully within established procedures and processes to request reconsideration.
Act within the boundaries of authority as defined by law and the governing documents of the Corporation
Perform duties without bias for or against any individual or group of members
Maintain the confidentiality of all legal, contractual, financial, and proprietary, personnel, and management matters involving the Corporation, as well as confidentiality of any personal information about members of the Corporation (and their families) that they have received as a result of their service as a volunteer leader.
Provide opportunities for all Donors and Sponsors to comment on significant decisions facing the Corporation
Disclose personal or professional relationships with any company or individual who has or is seeking a business relationship with the Corporation
Any individual or entity subject to this policy shall not:
Advocate or support any action or activity that violates a law.
Reveal confidential information provided by any Director or member
Make unauthorized promises to a Donor, Sponsor or Chapter Affiliate
Use positions or decision-making authority for personal gain or to seek advantage
Spend or commit to spend Corporation funds that are not authorized by the Board as a whole, nor for one’s own personal use or benefit.
Seek preferential treatment by the Board
Accept a gift or favor from any Donor, Sponsor, Chapter Affiliate or vendor that is given with the intent of influencing the Board member’s decision or action on any matter. A Board member shall disclose to the full Board any gift or favor bestowed on a Board member by a Donor, Sponsor or Chapter Affiliate.
Misrepresent known facts in any issue involving Corporation business
Reveal to any member or other third party the discussions, decisions, and comments made at any meeting of the Board or divulge personal information about any member that was obtained in the performance of Board duties.
Participate in or instigate any activity that could defame the integrity or reputation of the Corporation.
Acceptance of, and compliance with, this Code of Conduct is a condition for service as a Director, Executive Director, Board Member and Chapter Licensee, .
The above policy is all encompassing and empowers the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Corporation to apply the language under a zero-tolerance policy and to act swiftly and in the Corporation’s best interest should there be any violations of this policy by those subject to it.
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As Thomas Kincaid aptly stated, "Art transcends cultural boundaries".
We believe BBQ can do the same and greatly enhance your lifestyle while supporting a rewarding mission.
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